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Going Wide. Epic Fail or Amazing Results?

Going Wide. Epic Fail or Amazing Results?

By on Dec 28, 2018 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

It has been another amazing year. As an author and a service provider to fellow authors, I’ve definitely learned a lot in terms of writing, packaging, and marketing. This year, I took the leap and left Kindle Unlimited with half of my book catalogue. It was a great experience, and I had the opportunity to try new methods for marketing my books, and those of clients who are also wide distribution. I learned that it isn’t as scary as I thought it would be. It takes constant work, lots of ads, and perseverance. Biggest surprise? iBooks was just as powerful as Amazon Kindle Unlimited, but that was mostly for my urban fantasy and epic fantasy books. It didn’t work as well for other genres. But, that’s just from my experience. It isn’t to say it won’t work for others. I did get a few exclusive promos with iBooks, and also had a few with Kobo, that were good for boxed sets, and deeply discounted first-in-series. I’ll be following up and posting more on this on the blog.  So, get out there and don’t be afraid to try new things! You might be surprised....

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An Excerpt from the New Release: Live to Tell by, Sophia Henry

An Excerpt from the New Release: Live to Tell by, Sophia Henry

By on Dec 21, 2018 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

Check out this exclusive excerpt from bestselling author, Sophia Henry’s new book, Live to Tell: A Fake Fiancé Romance (Material Girls Book 2)  EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT! When I attempt to open my eyes, the sunlight stings like Darth Vader’s trying to pry my eyelids apart with his lightsaber and I can only manage a squint. It feels like I’ve been trapped in darkness for years, when in reality, it was probably only a few minutes. Blinking through the pain, I make out a figure surrounded by a beautiful, shimmering, golden halo. I’m fairly certain I’m not dead, so it’s not some kind of angel in the religious sense. Erik Raines, our longtime landscaper, kneels next me, rubbing his large, strong hands up and down my arms, as if trying to warm me. That’s when I realize I’m shivering uncontrollably. The sudden, intense urge to puke takes over. I squeeze my eyes closed and roll onto my side, my body jerking as it expels water. My throat is on fire—raw and scratchy, like the morning after my college graduation when I downed way too many cinnamon-whisky shots. Erik’s relieved whisper of, “Oh, thank God!” brings me back to reality. Once the coughing fit lets up, I roll onto my back and take a deep breath. “You’re here? You’re with me?” he asks. Water drips from the tip of his nose onto my chest. I nod. What in the world happened? “I’m going to lift you up, okay? I’m going to carry you to the house and get some help.” “No!” I croak, grabbing the collar of his soaked, white T-shirt. Terror fuels my panic as the memory of what happened and why I’m lying next to our pool, soaking wet with Erik next to me, floods my brain. I look from side to side quickly, frantically searching for Trent. My heart pounds so fast, I think it might explode. “How could you do this to me, Madeline?” I hear Trent before I see him—which is usually how it goes. His angry voice booms as he moves closer and closer. I grip the phone as every muscle in my body starts to tense up. My sister, Liz, is on the other end; I...

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New Releases: Week of 12/17

New Releases: Week of 12/17

By on Dec 21, 2018 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

This week we welcome Live to Tell and Forbidden Desires to the ranks of incredible ebooks. Check them out! Both are a steal! Join your favorite New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors in a reverse harem collection unlike anything you’ve ever seen.Why choose when you can have them all? Embark on a journey through new worlds and epic adventures in this limited edition anthology full of romance, mystery, and steam.Princesses on the run. Witches ruling nations. Dragons and angels in disguise.Follow our heroines and their harems through 13 unique supernatural and contemporary romances that will steal your breath away and have your heart pounding for more. When a high-powered executive needs to get away from an abusive boyfriend, and her sexy landscaper needs to stay in the country, engaging in a fake relationship seems like the perfect solution.The truth is never far behind…Secrets. Lies.Webs I vowed never to weave because of how many I’ve been caught in.But when I told the truth, it didn’t set me free…it set me on track for deportation.So when Madeline Commons, heiress to one of the country’s largest department store chains offered to help me with my situation, I agreed.I needed a way to stay in the country.She needed to get away from her abusive ex.A fake relationship was the perfect solution for both of us.But there’s a massive problem with our plan.Being with Maddie has been my fantasy since the first time I laid eyes on her.The biggest lie isn’t our relationship, it’s telling myself I can keep my feelings casual.Before I started this crazy facade, I thought losing my business and the life I built over the years would be the biggest consequence of our deception, but now I realize,it’s losing Maddie that will break...

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The Holiday Book Fairs are Here!

The Holiday Book Fairs are Here!

By on Dec 19, 2018 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

Every year we try to bring you the best book fairs and giveaways! So, here are the last two of 2018. Enjoy epic fantasies, paranormal romances, and swoon-worthy contemporary romances that will steal your heart and have you begging for more. Make sure you visit the fairs and enter the kindle...

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New Release: Live to Tell

New Release: Live to Tell

By on Dec 18, 2018 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

Award-Winning Author, Sophia Henry, is a proud Detroit native who fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters. She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing adventure with her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings, and rocking out at concerts. Visit Sophia Henry on Facebook. ABOUT THE BOOK When a high-powered executive needs to get away from an abusive boyfriend, and her sexy landscaper needs to stay in the country, engaging in a fake relationship seems like the perfect solution. The truth is never far behind… Secrets. Lies. Webs I vowed never to weave because of how many I’ve been caught in. But when I told the truth, it didn’t set me free…it set me on track for deportation. So when Madeline Commons, heiress to one of the country’s largest department store chains offered to help me with my situation, I agreed. I needed a way to stay in the country. She needed to get away from her abusive ex. A fake relationship was the perfect solution for both of us. But there’s a massive problem with our plan. Being with Maddie has been my fantasy since the first time I laid eyes on her. The biggest lie isn’t our relationship, it’s telling myself I can keep my feelings casual. Before I started this crazy facade, I thought losing my business and the life I built over the years would be the biggest consequence of our deception, but now I realize, it’s losing Maddie that will break me. LIVE TO TELL is a sexy, standalone novel in the Material Girls series. Happily Ever After guaranteed. No cliffhanger for Erik and Maddie…but you may be lured into the next book of the series. 😉 Enter the Giveaway! Available on Amazon Kindle...

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